Author Topic: 1957 Series I for sale - Total rebuild coiler - wonderful daily driver 200tdi  (Read 2283 times)

Offline daverisk

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1957 Land Rover - Rebuilt

Rebuilt and galvanized bulkhead (firewall)
Straight body
Bobbed (shortened) rear body overhang
Mid 90s Range Rover running gear, axles, brakes, power steering
Rover 200dti 2.5L turbo diesel engine (mid 90s) - rebored, rebuilt including injection pump at Stairs Diesel in Dartmouth
Rover R380 5-speed transmission
Rover LT 230 transfer case with centre differential lock
Ashcroft stubby bellhousing
Afco aluminum radiator
New intercooler
Hydroboost assist brakes
Ashcroft 4.1 Heavy Duty differential gearing
Rear Detroit differential locker
Tom Woods custom double-cardan driveshafts
BF Goodrich MT KM2 tires on Rover aluminum rims (2000 km) 33.5"
Foam-filled 55L fuel cell - placed between frame rails for safety, unlike stock
Front and fuel skid plates - galvanized
Custom built swinging spare tire rack
Three speed heater
Cut down rear bulkhead (behind seats) for more seat room
Under-seat storage accessible from side
Kirkey aluminum racing seats on sliding Rover frames
Digital VDO gauges
Webasto diesel-powered engine/coolant pre-heater for cold days
Champion 8000# winch
Large capacity battery

A historic Rover that lived its life in New Brunswick (I believe).  Totally rebuilt, though left significant portions of weathered patina where possible, to reflect its heritage.  Underneath, many concessions to modernity so as to make an excellent daily driver with historic appeal.  Only 10,000 km since rebuild, with only mechanical failure being an axle swivel oil seal (now replaced).  Only 2000 km on tires.  Powerful 2.5L 110 hp torquey modern turbo diesel engine starts without glow plugs even at freezing.  Capable of of 100+ km/h cruising, stops fast on big disc brakes boosted hydraulically.  Great mileage, typically exceeding 20 mpg, on both the highway and in the city. Most steel parts galvanized or re-galvanized. Reasonably quiet for a Rover, owing to double thickness sound and heat insulation on bulkhead (firewall).  Absolutely marvellous on trails, as one would guess with the weight of a subcompact, 33" tires, a locker, and a tight turning circle. True to its heritage, it gives up little to super-modified jeeps - and looks far more elegant doing so.  Certainly attracts attention in the city, from young and old, male and female.  This is a reluctant sale.  While this vehicle was a daily driver, a change to a more highway-dominated life has demanded a more road-biased vehicle.  Off-roaded only a few times. The truck has been in storage for the past year as we pondered its fate, and have decided that it must go.  

$15,000 firm.

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Offline dspencer

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Hey Dave;

I see your rover is for sale again.

This looks like a very well equipped vehicle. Nice work!

Offline BenP

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This fine looking truck has now moved to Shelburne, N.S.    I  :hitmet the proud new owners the other day, and hope they will soon appear on the forum and at MORE events.